Heartbreaking Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Has Strong Message About Vaccinations

An Australian mom has issued a powerful statement about vaccinations with a heartbreaking video of her baby.

Mom Rebecca Harreman posted a video on Facebook that shows her 4-month-old son Austin suffering from pertussis, aka whooping cough.

Okay so I know I said I’d let the hate go. But I’m tired. Damn tired. I’ve been on duty for over 3 weeks having to wake…

Posted by Rebecca Harreman on Friday, November 13, 2015

“I’ve been on duty for over three weeks having to wake every single time my baby boy coughs for fear he will stop breathing. Every. Single. Time. I cannot and will not pass that duty to anyone else, because I just can’t sleep,” Harreman writes in the video caption.

“So for those of you sitting on the fence on whether to vaccinate yourself and your kids or not… maybe this video will convince you,” she adds.

In the video, Austin helplessly coughs, and the sight and sound of the sick baby are truly heartbreaking. Harreman notes that her son had been coughing for 23 days when she took the video and that what we see would be categorized as a “good” coughing fit for a baby with pertussis. In fact, she adds, this coughing fit is “nothing compared to watching him turn blue from coughing for so long and so much he can’t take a single breath.”

“Imagine that in a tiny newborn baby. Can you imagine?!” the mom added, explaining that, according to her doctor, her son’s “age and size and his first vaccination” help his prospects for recovery.

“I don’t care whether you want to try and prove to me that vaccinations and herd immunities don’t work,” Harreman continued. “You know why? Because at least at the end —> Read More